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Mother charged in deaths of two infants 3 years apart

Aug. 14, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has pleaded not guilty to smothering her infant daughter in March and causing the death of her other baby girl three years ago. Kristin Ann Brandon, 28, of Apple Valley, entered pleas on Aug. 6 to murder in the March death and two charges of assault...

Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marines and sailors carry a casket inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The remains of seven Marines and a sailor, who died after a seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California last month, were transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. (Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Flag-draped coffins of troops from sunken tank sent to Dover

Aug. 13, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of seven Marines and a sailor who died after a Marine Corps seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California have arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. The Marine Corps said Tuesday that six pallbearers of...

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday charged five members of its border security force with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm and abuse of a defenseless person, among other crimes....

Police: Woman held in Norway suffered self-inflicted cuts

Aug. 13, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman wearing bloodied clothes who was detained Thursday in Norway's second-largest city suffered self-inflicted injuries and nobody else appeared to have been hurt, police said. Norwegian media earlier showed photos of ambulances lined up in Bergen, 300 kilometers (186 miles)...

This booking photo provided by Martin County Sheriff’s Office shows Donald Williams.  Authorities say a Florida woman was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020,  by her ex-boyfriend as her daughter started her first day of online school.  Williams  has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maribel Rosado Morales, 32. Investigators said Williams shot the woman multiple times at her Indiantown home in front of her four children and their two cousins.(Martin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter's online class

Aug. 12, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stormed into a house and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend as her 10-year-old daughter took an online class, with the girl's teacher and other students hearing part of the commotion before the slaying, authorities said. The school year's first day of instruction had just...

2 Indiana cops charged with battery in protesters' arrests

Aug. 12, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Johnathan...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate multiple times in 2014 to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court for a status hearing in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser, who was 12 at the time of the attack, argued that her case belonged in juvenile court. But on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals denied her appeal. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

Aug. 12, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate multiple times in 2014 to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court for a status hearing in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser, who was 12 at the time of the attack, argued that her case belonged in juvenile court. But on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals denied her appeal. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

Aug. 12, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...